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. >> reporter: where today the defense challenged michelle burger, the neighbor who testified she heard screams and gunshots from the direction of pistorius' home. >> you heard that out of a closed toilet and a house 177 meters away. >> reporter: burger, who didn't want to testify on camera, was overwhelmed. >> the shots. >> reporter: it's been a very intense morning, with one of witnesses at least breaking down in cross-examination. she was wiping away tears while she was being questioned by the defense attorney. throughout the entire morning, oscar pistorius was very engaged, listening intently, taking notes and passing them on to his attorneys. at times he turned away as prosecutors build their case that he deliberately murdered his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. >> i've lost everything important to me. >> reporter: reeva's mother, on "today" this morning, never met pistorius, but she was in court yesterday hoping to look him in the eye. >> he just walked into the courtroom, and he looked straight ahead, and then he sat down and never looked my way. >> reporter: she said she could forgive him.
, unspecified measures to reinforce the black sea fleet. the defense minister said according to orders from the president as of 2:00 p.m., we are on high alert. russia has reason to worry that ukraine may be slipping away. in a rural town that is called -- named after lenin, it is taken down. the ukrainians have taken down the statue. the village plans to change the name, too. the staffue here will soon go into the fields to become a scarecrow. they are carving a new bust of a ukrainian poet to take its place at city hall. he says that ukraine should be a part of europe. >> we have to stand here to protect europe. it is true. >> reporter: tonight, in kiev, independence square, they are still mourning those who died to bring ukraine to this historic crossroad, and there is not a russian flag in sight. protesters in this square, brian, overturned their pro-russian government. it is not clear now how much independence russia will tolerate. brian? >> richard engel who remains in kiev for us tonight, thank you, this is no ordinary time and all of this presents a very difficult balancing act for
, to prove that oscar pistorius fired his gun with the intent to kill reeva. oscar's defense says it was a tragic mistake driven by his fear of crime and vulnerability. at a bail hearing last year, oscar gave his most detailed account of what happened. it filled me with horror and fear of intruder or intruders of being inside the toilet. i fired shots at the toilet door and shouted to reeva to phone the police. outside the courthouse, media has been preparing for days. more than 2,000 journalists have applied for accreditation to cover this trial to give you a sense of how intense it will be followed. inside the courthouse here behind me, officials say they'll limit the access into the courtroom. about 100 or so passes have been given, including representatives from both families. in south african law, it will come down to one judge, not a jury, who in the end will decide whether oscar pistorius, once a hero to millions around the world, is, in fact, a criminal. ayman mohyeldin, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> up next here, we go live to the red carpet to check in with al ro
ukrainian airspace, testing their defenses and their resolve, and, of course, the resolve of the west. brian? >> bill neely who was in the crimea for us. andrea mitchell before that who now departs with secretary of state john kerry for kiev. thanks to you both. we are now joined by michael mcfaul, who just days ago departed as u.s. ambassador to russia to return to stanford university as an expert on the region and the country and its president, vladimir putin. mr. ambassador, a lot of folks on tv over the weekend seem to desperately want this to be a plot line, putin versus obama. if you're vladimir putin, however, how much is the u.s. a part of your thinking and how much is this truly a domestic matter to you? >> well, for president putin, ukraine is very important to his vision of creating what he calls a eurasian economic union. and just a month ago he was victorious in his view when then president yanukovych rejected the european and started negotiations with russia. but then just a few weeks ago, that president, yanukovych fled russia, and that was a big blow to putin, a big blow of w
. and there are a lot of complexities involved in asking the defense department to plan for a zero option, that is a full withdrawal. >> reporter: general dempsey said karzai may leave him no choice. >> as the military leader of our country, i can't ask young men and women to serve in a country without the protections afforded by a bilateral security agreement. >> reporter: karzai had used the security agreement to try to pry concessions out of the u.s. there's a chance, but no guarantees that presidential elections in april could elect a new afghan president who may sign the agreement. the white house was planning to leave as many as 10,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan to train and assist afghan forces. instead, plans now begin to withdraw all 34,000 american forces from afghanistan. but the biggest challenge will be removing the millions of tons of u.s. military gear, all in a tight ten month time frame. general dempsey warns, al qaeda is still alive and active here. and worries about leaving that job undone. >> so we need to have an ability to have a credible, stable, reliable partner in
. >> and in this country from the white house, state and defense departments today we saw carefully coordinated warnings to russia not to interfere in ukraine. >>> still ahead for us tonight, outrage. a funny guy gets suddenly serious before a room full of empty chairs in washington. tonight, powerful members of congress getting called out for not showing up and in some cases falling asleep. >>> the actor and comedian seth rogen has become active in a charity to educate the public, especially young people about alzheimer's disease. it is personal for him because of the slow decline of his mother-in-law. he went before congress yesterday, as so many do, appearing as a celebrity advocate, and he is now using his celebrity to tell the public what he found in washington, and the way he found our elected lawmakers acting. now he is telling the world what it's like to testify before a largely absent senate cub committee. our report from nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: every day there are a lot of boring hearing on capitol hill. >> i don't know if you know who i am at all. >> reporter: but when a celebrity
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